I like tabletop that looks nice, but is kid-friendly. This one, part of the big Paola Navone collection, reminds me of a sophisticated take on a child's paint drippings. It has a food-safe pvc coating and can be wiped down with a sponge or cloth.
Sebastian Conran's beech wood stand caught my eye because my better half is always switching between using her iPad and referring to cookbooks while developing recipes in the kitchen for our sister site, The Kitchn. The lower angle and sturdy build of the stand seems to offer a confident spot to park either printed matter or digital devices, with a handy conversion chart etched on the back for reference, and the convenient option to fold it up for storage amongst cookbooks or cutting boards.
The weather is getting a little more brisk and that means many of us are trading out the summer duds for scarves, sweaters, and maybe even gloves. But using gloves with most smartphone touchscreens can pose a serious problem...unless you use specially engineered gloves like these unisex gloves with special integrated fabric woven into the tips of the index, middle finger, and thumb of each glove.
Olliegraphic is known for customized stationery and invitiations but here's something a bit softer. You choose the skin tone and facial features that most resemble your child and they are handsewn into a sweet face on a pillow along with your child's name. (Note: only available until Oct. 18th for Dec. delivery)
One of my favorite cable and cord organization solutions now has a smaller sibling, miniaturized and designed to hold smaller gauge Apple Lightning, Micro USB, and other thinner peripheral cables. I already use the larger version for USB charging cables under and behind my desk and bedside table (using their peel and stick back), but these smaller mini versions should do a better job at securing Lighting and Micro USB charging cables for smartphones and tablets.
The product of a collaborative effort between a husband and wife team, Lauren and Ryan designed the Timber Tray with the smartphone-toting modern lifestyle in mind, handcrafting these beautiful American walnut docking station as a catch-all for typical pocket contents: keys, wallets, jewelry, and of course, our phones. Four models are available, each custom designed to specifically fitted for the iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy S4 (with more designs in the pipeline) and felt lined to keep devices scratch free.
With babies and young kids, you're going to have a lot of bottles and sippy cups in your life so a good bottle brush to clean them is important. I wrote an ode to my favorite bottle brush, but I'm always looking for other good ones. Scrub is sturdy, has angled brushes and an integrated nipple cleaner. Another plus is the open handle for hanging, is you wish.
Designed for portability in mind, the Harman Kardon Soho headphones live somewhere between larger full over-the-ear models and the convenience of smaller fold-up, on-the-ear headphones. Stitched leather and stainless steel detailing, 30mm drivers, an inline remote, and a fold-down design give these headphones a more fashionable presence, ideal for someone who wants their headphones to look as a good as they sound.
Sometimes we're on the receiving end of a family heirloom, but sometimes we're the ones investing in the piece in the first place to hand it down to the next generation. This beautiful, handmade oak rocker will never be out of style and should inspire relaxing "porch time" even if you don't have a porch.